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From Palazzo della Signoria To Palazzo Vecchio In Florence
The Piazza della Signoria is one of the major piazza’s in Florence and contains several different must-sees. The piazza is named after the Palazzo della Signoria, originally built to be offices for government officials that was later taken over by the Medici’s, who moved the government offices to the Uffizi. The home of the Medici’s was later moved to the Pitti Palace, renaming the Palazzo della Signoria the Palazzo Vecchio or the “Old Palace”.
The Piazza itself has many statues, originals and replicas alike. David, the Fountain of Neptune, Hercules and Cacus, a bronze statue of Cosimo I and many others are scattered throughout the piazza as well as the open-air sculpture museum of the Loggia dei Lanzi.
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